I can answer most questions about studying physics in college and graduate school; questions about condensed matter physics; x-ray physics; synchrotron radiation; and general and modern physics. I can also answer questions about careers in academia.
Professor of physics for 30 years at Illinois Institute of Technology. Academic adviser for undergraduates and graduate students. I have served on university promotion and tenure committees, search committees for Deans and Department Chairs. I have also been an Associate Department Chair and an Associate Dean. I have 34 years experience in materials science research and I have been responsible for building and now managing a User facility at the Advanced Photon Source.
American Physical Society
American Chemical Society
American Associate for the Advancement of Science
International Centre for Diffraction Data (Fellow)
International X-ray Absorption Society
Nature; Physical Review Letters; Physical Review; Applied Physics Letters; Journal of Physical Chemistry; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; Solid State Communications; Physics Letters; Journal of Low Temperature Physics; Journal of Crystal Growth and Design; Physics Letters; Journal of Applied Physics; Journal of Archaeological Science; Physica C; Corrosion Science; Electrochimica Acta; Journal of Nuclear Materials
Ph.D. Physics, 1981 - University of California, San Diego
M.S. Physics, 1977 - University of California, San Diego
B.S. Physics, 1976 - University of illinois, Champaign-Urbana
B.S. Chemistry 1976 - University of illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, IIT Fellow, International Center for Diffraction Data
Physics, and science in general has been a lifelong passion for me. I particularly enjoy understanding how Nature works and how to describe it.
There are always new things to learn in science and specifically new, young scientists to mentor. I especially enjoy working with students at all levels, undergraduates to graduate students.
Physics is an excellent starting point for many different careers. What you learn as a physicist translates to many disciplines and careers.
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Well, I think that it might be possible but I would be foolish to say yes for sure and equally foolish to say no. Since I am not directly in that field, i am unable to assess the current state of technology
Hi terry, I do not know of any "materials" of the kind you mention. I do know that many researchers are in engineering are trying to develop energy harvesting "devices" that are worn on the body.
Hi metalrose, That is an excellent question. Some scientists have tried crowdfunding as a way to support their research but I am not sure it has been a very successful route. Another way, is what
You say that you re interested in mechanics. In that case, I would suggest that you change to Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanics sub-specialization. Physics is more about E&M and quantum mechanics
Of course your research experience and your letters of reference are extremely important once a program considers your application fully. In fact, at that point, the GPA and GRE scores are less important